IFT grants TotalPlay a 30-year licence extension

31 Mar 2020

Mexican conglomerate Grupo Salinas has announced that the Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, IFT) has extended the concession held by its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) ISP business, TotalPlay Telecomunicaciones (TotalPlay). The 30-year licence renewal will run from 17 October 2025 until October 2055. Confirming the development, Grupo Salinas stated: ‘TotalPlay will continue investing in Mexico, to generate greater economic, social and environmental value and promote well-being and progress in the communities where it has a presence.’

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, TotalPlay was launched in November 2010 by Ricardo Salinas, Mexico’s second-richest man, and was initially operated as a subsidiary of the subsequently divested mobile operator Iusacell. The company has aggressively expanded its FTTH networks in recent years, and now has a presence in more than 40 major cities across Mexico.

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